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Need brake suggestions for my GFs 02 Honda Odysse #4728231
04/15/18 08:12 PM
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Elijah1 Offline OP
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My girlfriend is tired of me complaining about her dismal maintenance on her van. She would like to get about two more years out of it, so shes willing to buy reasonable quality parts. Her driving habits, typically involve braking harder than others, and a majority of her driving is city. Im planning on doing front and rear discs and pads. Probably going to convince her to replace shocks/struts too. So any feedback is appreciated.

The van has 212,xxx miles if that helps. Very little other than an occasional oil change has been done to this van, and quite frankly, I really dont know how its still running.


2003 Honda Accord: Mobil 1 high mileage 0w-20
Re: Need brake suggestions for my GFs 02 Honda Odysse [Re: Elijah1] #4728253
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Akebono Coated or Centric 120 series rotors. Dealer pads from Honda. Clean hub flange really well with a 3M hub cleaning kit and wire wheel (attached to a drill).

How is the transmission on that car? The 99-04 Odysseys have very unreliable automatics. If it has made it this far, I am guessing that the trans has been replaced at some point? If not I would get rid of it while it is still running.


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Re: Need brake suggestions for my GFs 02 Honda Odysse [Re: The Critic] #4728260
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Transmission slips occasionally, but not nearly as bad as Id expect. She wants to get a new-ish Pilot so the longer she keeps this van, the newer Pilot she can get. She already knows that shell get next to nothing for the Odyssey, so shes willing to roll the dice on the transmission.


2003 Honda Accord: Mobil 1 high mileage 0w-20
Re: Need brake suggestions for my GFs 02 Honda Odysse [Re: Elijah1] #4728277
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Originally Posted By: Elijah1
Transmission slips occasionally, but not nearly as bad as Id expect. She wants to get a new-ish Pilot so the longer she keeps this van, the newer Pilot she can get. She already knows that shell get next to nothing for the Odyssey, so shes willing to roll the dice on the transmission.


In that case, don't put any money into this van unless it is truly a safety issue. That transmission can go at any minute and you will lose any money you invest.


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Re: Need brake suggestions for my GFs 02 Honda Odysse [Re: Elijah1] #4728288
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On my 2007 Ridgeline, I had really good results pairing Beck Arnley ceramic pads (Sangsin brand) with AC Delco Professional Durastop rotors. Bought them at www.oscaroparts.com.


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Re: Need brake suggestions for my GFs 02 Honda Odysse [Re: Elijah1] #4728292
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Buy the cheapest pads and rotors from Advance or AZ or OReilly... they all come with lifetime warranties.

Buy at least 3 gallons of Valvoline Maxlife ATF and do a drain, fill, drive for 5 minutes then repeat two more times. When we bought our 06 Odyssey it had 134k and was slipping on upshifts and banging on downshifts. 4 gallons of Maxlife later, it shifts like there was never a problem. Just be sure to disconnect the battery after the final D&F and let everything reset and relearn.

Re: Need brake suggestions for my GFs 02 Honda Odysse [Re: Elijah1] #4728299
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I like Akebono pads and Centric rotors. I generally get them on Amazon.
But any quality parts will work.
Suck the brake fluid outta the master resovoir and pedal bleed at least the front calipers.
I would do a couple of spill and fills on the tranny. MaxLife is pretty cheap.

Re: Need brake suggestions for my GFs 02 Honda Odysse [Re: Elijah1] #4728303
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This generation Odyssey is known for its transmission issues, so even if it was well-maintained, you'd still have to worry about transmission failure crzy

Change the ATF soon, and use Maxlife ATF. It is a quality synthetic fluid at a great price. Change it annually.

For the brakes, use Akebono or Advics pads, along with Wagner E-coated rotors.

For the shocks, use KYB quick struts for the front, and the KYB shocks for the rear.

Re: Need brake suggestions for my GFs 02 Honda Odysse [Re: The Critic] #4728435
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Originally Posted By: The Critic
Originally Posted By: Elijah1
Transmission slips occasionally, but not nearly as bad as Id expect. She wants to get a new-ish Pilot so the longer she keeps this van, the newer Pilot she can get. She already knows that shell get next to nothing for the Odyssey, so shes willing to roll the dice on the transmission.


In that case, don't put any money into this van unless it is truly a safety issue. That transmission can go at any minute and you will lose any money you invest.


Im not putting a dame in that beast. Im only investing time. Shes in a position that she can buy a new Pilot any time she needs, she however would like to put it off as long as she can.


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Re: Need brake suggestions for my GFs 02 Honda Odysse [Re: Elijah1] #4728436
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Elijah1 Offline OP
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What fails in these transmissions? Is it a valve body issue?


2003 Honda Accord: Mobil 1 high mileage 0w-20
Re: Need brake suggestions for my GFs 02 Honda Odysse [Re: Elijah1] #4728443
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Heat buildup and a gear that breaks.


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Re: Need brake suggestions for my GFs 02 Honda Odysse [Re: Elijah1] #4728447
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Im curious if there is actually an issue with the shocks/struts/brakes or if this is simply maintenance.

I agree with the crowd that says dont do anything that isnt an actual safety issue. I would not touch anything that didnt REQUIRE touching. Of course I wouldnt have my girl drive around in something with a slipping transmission either.

At any rate, actual Honda pads are generally quite reasonable sourced from some of the usual online dealers, they typically include the required anti-squeal shims too.


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Re: Need brake suggestions for my GFs 02 Honda Odysse [Re: The Critic] #4728462
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Originally Posted By: The Critic
Originally Posted By: Elijah1
Transmission slips occasionally, but not nearly as bad as Id expect. She wants to get a new-ish Pilot so the longer she keeps this van, the newer Pilot she can get. She already knows that shell get next to nothing for the Odyssey, so shes willing to roll the dice on the transmission.


In that case, don't put any money into this van unless it is truly a safety issue. That transmission can go at any minute and you will lose any money you invest.


^ This!

https://www.transmissionrepaircostguide.com/honda-odyssey-transmission-problems/

Changing the transmission fluid on this is a waste of time and money. Personally I would be hard pressed to even invest in a set of new wiper blades for this thing.

Last edited by Trav; 04/16/18 06:14 AM.

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Re: Need brake suggestions for my GFs 02 Honda Odysse [Re: Elijah1] #4728496
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+1 Akebono pro-act


I urge people not to wait 100K to change out the fluid in their transfer case units. -Kestas
Re: Need brake suggestions for my GFs 02 Honda Odysse [Re: Elijah1] #4728508
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I was very impressed with Wagner ThermoQuiet pads when I used them. For rotors Centric is fine.


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